DIY Dollar Store Homework Caddy
Every year as the new school year approaches, I find myself pinning all sorts of lovely back to school ideas. Of course, the reality is that I tend to pin way more ideas than I actually put into play. Now that Lily is somehow more than halfway through her elementary school years, homework is a reality. Each year she gets a little more work piled on to her homework plate and every other night we’re rounding up school supplies that always seem scattered about the house. We have already done our back to school supply shopping and while we were at the dollar store, I rounded up a few simple supplies to create a portable homework station that she can use to complete her assignments.
Dollar Store Supplies: Plastic Caddy, Cups for supplies (I used 3 metal cups and 1 plastic flip-top container)
You can organize your supplies however you’d like. I stuck to the elementary school list of popular homework supplies including pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, scissors and glue. I tossed in some paper clips for forms and such that need to be signed and returned. I will probably also add a ruler before all is said and done, but this will be a great start.
I will be storing this homework caddy on the counter and it will be hands-off for any activity that isn’t homework. No arts and craft hour, no rainy day coloring… HOMEWORK ONLY. (Because the thought of not having to turn the house upside down for a sharpened pencil at homework time makes me positively giddy.)
What will you include in YOUR homework station? Do your kids do their homework in the same spot every day or do they work in different locations in your home?
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